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Grateful Dead Live at Tivolis Koncertsal on 1972-04-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Tivolis Koncertsal on 1972-04-17

This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"

Set 1

Cold Rain And Snow
Me And Bobby McGee
Chinatown Shuffle
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Jack Straw
He's Gone
Next Time You See Me
Black Throated Wind

Set 2

Casey Jones
Playing In The Band
It Hurts Me Too
Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Big Railroad Blues

Set 3

Dark Star ->

Sugar Magnolia ->

Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Johnny B. Goode


One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Tivolis Koncertsal
Location København (Copenhagen), Dänemark (Denmark)

Source Bertha Remaster of the Multi-Track Master Reel Source (SHN ID 338020
Transferred by Jay Ashley



Digitally Remastered using the Bertha Digital Audio Workstation by Completed April 14, 2006.

This was a terrible transfer with more than 100 digi-snits throughout the show. More than 16 hours was spent fixing most of them. There are a few small ones that remain. A couple of methods were used in fixing the digi-snits, including manually editing individual samples.

Bobby says "See you later, bye bye" at the end of One More Saturday Night. Frequency and spectral analysis shows the signature to be the same as the rest of the show. Though it may appear out of order, it is believed this is due to the show being partially broadcast on French TV and this may have been the end of the TV part of the show.

Between song tuning and banter was removed by someone and is not part of the original release. There appears to be tape machine noise between each song on the original. These small bips of noise were removed.

This is A fantastic show with absolutely wonderful sound.

DVD audio extraction through flac compression by Gary Field 4/20/2006. Thanks to Jay.


Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2016
Subject: Theme Park Deuce

2nd date at an amusement park, the day after squeezing in a cafeteria appearance at a nearby college. While not as great overall as the 1st show here, two days prior, that's just 'cause that one's an all-time great. It's still one of the top ten shows from E72, and that's tough competition. Aired on Danish television.

First Set. Standard fare until a perfect example of the '72 China>Rider. This is right before Jer started singing on Jack Straw. The first He's Gone is way uptempo (why this night and not in London?) and the bridge hadn't been finished yet. It worked so well that they added it to 10 of the remaining 16 nights - even without the middle eight. Next Time You See Me is a perfect version. As the band jokes around with levels Keith adds a quick Merry-Go-Round Broke Down. Black-Throated Wind is a clunky, underwritten song, but Jer and Keith both find something to add to a tight version.

Second Set. This is a definitive version of Casey Jones with crazy interplay from everybody. Mr. Charlie was only skipped on tour at the following Beat Club taping, and many are good, but not all are this good. Playin' has a good tempo and goes off the deep end F-A-S-T; even at 10 minutes it's concise and powerful. Sugaree is tight, but '72 is not the year for this one. It's a raucous, perfect One More Saturday Night - an almost-nightly usual set closer. Bobby actually sings the end, rather than the concomitant shred voice™. The previous Tivoli has the better Hurts Me Too - on this tour mere above average becomes mediocre! Ramble On Rose is uptempo, with bent double-stops-galore from Bobby and ragtime from Keith! (It also has a Merry-Go-Round). Big Railroad may be known for the masks they donned but it's also a best-ever. Jer plays a unique rhythm figure. The count-in is clipped on the box set version of Truckin', which seems a standard run-through but erupts into a screamer jam. It's as good or better than 4/11 and better even than 5/26.

Third Set. On a tour with several 40min Dark Stars, a 31-minute one isn't unusual. It's better than most of the longer ones, though not one of the top 72s. This is, however, the longest Caution by far - which doesn't mean more happens - in fact they sound tired in this set. This was the only Johnny B. Goode of E72.

1st Set:  A
2nd Set: A+
3rd Set: C+
Overall = 4 Stars

China Cat/Rider - one of the best of '72
He's Gone - only time they nailed a premier and the best pre-bridge version
Next Time You See Me - perfect Pig
Casey Jones - definitive
Mr. Charlie - even played every night this stands out
Playing in the Band - fast, nailed
One More Saturday Night - mid-set rave up
Ramble On Rose - punchy and check Bobby
El Paso - very on
Big Railroad Blues - classic
Truckin' - one of the best few from the 17 on tour

SOURCES: Aside from a great Bertha-Ashley, there's the official release (Big Railroad is also on the vinyl version of E72v2). The entire show was also produced for Kongeriget Danmark Television (the next show was also shot, for Deutsch TV). Euro TV aired the show repeatedly over the years in Benelux, France, Germany (BRD), & Denmark, though the live show had different songs than the repeat version.
Reviewer: kriddaz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2016
Subject: Amazing recordings from the day I was born!
Does anyone happen to know what TIME they recorded this show? I'd love to figure out what song )if any) was being played at the exact moment of my delivery.

Come to think of it "He's Gone" would be absolutely perfect, an homage to my mother's womb!

I've listened and watched the Copenhagen recordings many times. 5-Stars!
Reviewer: cfinnstl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2015
Subject: Wow, this recording is top-notch!
And the show is on fire! A++ all around.
Many thanks for your efforts!
Reviewer: cb18201 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2013
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Reviewer: Dhfalcon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2011
Subject: If I had a Time Machine...
I'd definitely check this one out live. (and then stick around for all of the Europe tour!) :-)
Reviewer: CosmicGeordie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2010
Subject: Echoes of Europe ’72…but really live
The sound/music quality on this is so good I feel like I’m listening to the much overdubbed E-’72 album. Love this period of the band and agree that this show is a high water mark for the year. Enjoy
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2010
Subject: A Scandinavian fairy tail
An outstanding performance, including some great playing by Weir, two sets of which are immortalized in an excellent video from a European television broadcast. It features superb sound quality and a gorgeous soaring Dark Star with a beautiful segue into Sugar Magnolia. Although the songs from the first two sets don't get stretched out much, perhaps due to the television broadcast, everything is particularly well played, particularly the China/Rider, an excellent Big Railroad Blues (the performance where the band wears the Bozo masks for this number), and a classic styled performance of Casey Jones.

While this 30+ minute Dark Star is not quite as brilliant as some of the monumental efforts that follow, it is still a stunning effort, largely due to some great work by Keith. The pre-verse intro is simply beautiful. Right from the opening notes there is some beautiful interplay between Jerry and Keith, though it eventually breaks down. After several attempts, Jerry re-establishes the theme and pulls it back together. Immediately after the verse there is a lilting duet between Jerry and Billy, though this too is unsustained. Following some rumbling from Phil, this one briefly gets quiet, and then the magic starts. At about 24:00, Weir steers the band into a gorgeous and jazzy jam similar to WRS. Its amazingly sublime, the entire ensemble locking in on the theme for several minutes before a thrilling segue into Sugar Magnolia.

An extraordinary performance of Caution follows, the beginning of which is particularly jazzy! This is a gem of a show! (97 pts)
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2010
Subject: 4-17-72
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Another beautiful remaster by Mr. Ashley.
Reviewer: sugareesalibi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2009
Subject: Thanks Jay!
First off a huge thanks goes out to Jay who helped to make this show sound all shiny and new. I've edited sound before and it's a pain in the ass.

The music contained within is pretty phenomenal. Jerrys guitar sounds great! A very unique "He's Gone", one of my favorites.

The transition from Dark Star into Sugar Mag is absolutely beautiful.

Good show in a foreign land. Enjoy the Dead!
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2008
Subject: Have Heard Others
But none of them compare. A great show with great sound all the way through with the highs and lows lovingly and masterfully boosted and/or cleaned-up due to the Bertha process.

Perhaps this is one of their most evocative Dark Stars -- certainly one of their finest and easily one of my favorites.
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